Great Sermon! I teach an adult class at our church, and in teaching through the Old Testament about Esau and Jacob, I hit
this head on. I was challenged by some in the class and, as you preached, simply had to say, "This is who God is." The question is "How else can these verses be interpreted?" In spite of our human objections, the truth is clear. One other thing this truth does is give the preacher (messenger) the freedom to preach and teach Jesus and leave the results up to God. Thanks for the message.
The heart of the gospel! This is such an excellent presentation on the heart of the gospel-justification through faith alone in Christ alone. For believers, this is a great reminder of God's grace towards and the importance of the gospel message. This is also a great message to pass on to someone who isn't saved.
Gospel-centered Sanctification "It (sanctification) is the outcome of a thinking process and specifically the outcome of a thinking process about salvation. It is a right understanding of the gospelâ€¦"
What a refreshing gospel-centered sermon on Christian growth! I would encourage beleivers to listen to this sermon if you are struggling with your sanctification...it is a great reminder of who we are in Christ!
Great Sermon! In last comment, when I say schools, I mean those which are started by christian families to share general knowledge & skill teaching responbility for our children. So in these meaning, I say it is churches not schools who are responsible for God's Truth.
Good Sermon! It is a good sermon except.
1.There is no general revealation since we degenerated in Adam (Rom 5:12,Hew 11:3, Rom 10:17).
2.Althoug parents need to teach their children God's truth, it is the churches(including godly parents) NOT the schools whom God appoints to be responsible for teaching HIS Truth. But schools need to be run by godly christians and their daily operation and management need to be conformed to the Bible esp. God's law.
3.We need to completely obey not only Christ, but aslo the ONLY ONE God , the Holy Father, the Holy Son and the Holy Spirit.
I moved to my present town 12 years ago. After nine years I had not found a church I was completely comfortable with. (doctrine, worship, preaching etc) Now I drive 35 miles (50 minutes door to door). The sad thing is that I pass within a mile of 30+ other churches on the way.
The former British Prime Minister has long been perceived by Protestants in this "Sceptred Isle" as a "closet Romanist". Indeed, there have, regrettably, been no real signs that he either is or ever has been a true disciple of Christ at all. Being an "Anglican" would imply that he freely accepted in Oxford the 39 Articles of Religion of that church and this would hardly seem to be the case as he led for 10 years what many consider to have been the most ungodly government of the United Kingdom since the Reformation. We are now being told that he regularly carried about a copy of the Holy Bible and read the same when away from home. Given that (unsurprisingly) he would now be contemplating "crossing the Tiber", it is manifestly evident to all that he did not understand either God's Word or Will. As he will, most probably, shortly be adhering to the doctrines of the "church" of Rome including the "anathemas" of the Council of Trent, "the Immaculate Conception", "the Assumption", etc., many thinking Britons are asking themselves whether Mr. Blair might believe in fairies as well! Whilst he may well have a religious "streak", it seems that his religion is very much of a D.I.Y. nature. Remembering that Christ died for the ungodly, let us remember Mr. Blair before the Throne of Grace.
Great Sermon! Whilst I have not listened to this sermon I have read Silversides' book "The Free Offer: Biblical and Reformed". With the greatest respect to Rev. Silversides I am compelled to disagree with him and side with Herman Hoeksema. As far as I am concerned the covenant purpose of God is to manifest his own Trinitarian covenant life through the taking of a people for his own possession and establishing a covenant with them in Christ Jesus. This covenant, whilst established in eternity is realised or is made manifest in history and the means by which the covenant is realised is faith which is itself a fruit of electing grace and a covenant blessing in Christ. â€śSo that men may be brought to faith, God mercifully sends heralds of this most joyful message to whom He will and when He wills. By their ministry men are called to repentance and to faith in Christ crucified.â€ť Hence the gospel is a means through which God fulfills his covenant purpose. Through it he calls the elect to faith and effectually draws them into communion with himself and it is precisely this communion which is the very essence of covenant. The preaching acts as the means by which the communion is manifested, developed and enabled to flourish.
why the to do over the super bowl? whom should we christians focus our attention on; Jesus or the worldly super bowl? especially on the sabbath and in the Lords church building. think about it. read what the Binle says.